A New Ward Churchill Controversy

While Churchill has been reviled outside academe, many professors — even those who find his views revolting — have defended him, saying that for a public university to dismiss a tenured professor for his writings would violate the First Amendment and erode the principles of academic freedom. So the debate over Churchill’s research may have the potential to shift the broader discussion about whether he deserves support. –Scott Jaschik –A…

Use of Blogs in the Classroom: A Very Brief Survey

Many thanks for responding to my brief survey. My name is Ashley Holmes, and I am conducting some descriptive research as part of my M.A. thesis in composition under the direction of Dr. Chris Anson at NC State University. Most of my work has involved collecting and describing cases of blogs used for the teaching of college composition. I am interested in cataloguing and analyzing the various uses to which…

Fatherhood, in Theory and Practice

I used to love routines, particularly the way they allowed life’s more mundane aspects to slip into the background, removed from conscious decision making. Before becoming a dad, my mornings began with a predictable sequence. Coffee. Bagels. NPR. But with a newborn, routines are constantly at risk. You put your hand to her little forehead. Fever. Bye-bye, plans. Now, with more than three years of fatherhood behind me, something has…